What is Autogenic Therapy
These exercises usually bring about profound physical relaxation and state of inner peace and calm. Repetition of the formulae induces a switching off of the body’s stress responses. A variety of changes in physical function and brain-wave activity can be measured during autogenic practice, showing that a normalising process takes place. This allows the mind/body system to tap into its own self-curative processes. The techniques is often described as a “meditation suitable for westernised cultures”. The exercises require little expenditure of time, use straightforward language, follow a logical progression and do not rely on any pre-existing belief patterns.
Benefits of Autogenic Therapy
- Emotional Stability
- Coping ability
- Peace of mind tolerance of stress
- Enjoyment of life
It's a cheap, effective, virtually risk-free treatment for stress - so why aren't more of us trying autogenic training?
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